Reality check-up: COVID-19 - between myths and truth

Event information

16/11/2020 @ 15:00 - 16/11/2020 @ 16:30

Schedule

15:00 – 15:10

Welcome: introduction of the topic and guests by Andreea Archip, Senior Editor, “Libertatea”

Short presentation by Irina Bolomey, the President of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Romania

Foreword by H. E. Mr. Arthur Mattli, the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Romania; introduction of Prof. Marcel Tanner

15:10 – 15:25

Topics presented by Professor Marcel Tanner, well known Swiss epidemiologist, a member of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force:

What is a pandemic, how is it managed – what the theory says /   Nowadays pandemics – how were they solved / General presentation of the current global situation / Reality vs inflation of news, solutions, short- and medium-term predictions

Prof. Tanner is one of the important voices of the international medical environment and we are happy to have the privilege to have him as a special guest in our event.

15:25 – 15:35

Short presentation by Mr. Raed Arafat, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Head of the Dept. for Emergency Situations

Mr. Arafat, the founder of SMURD - the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication, an emergency efficient Romanian service, is a well known person in the Romanian medical administration of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. 

He will speak about today’s situation in Romania vs the other European countries pointing out the reality confronted with fake news.

15:35 – 15:55

Corporate Pharma efforts to fight against COVID-19 presented by:

Mr. Alexandru Diniță, Medical Head Novartis Romania

Mr. Marius Ursa, Medical Head Roche Romania

Ms. Claudia Hesselmann, CEO Arensia Exploratory Medicine GmbH, Board Member, AHK Romania

15:55 – 16:25

Q&A session

16:25 – 16:30

Closing words by the moderator

Location: online

https://app.sli.do/event/8pghaukm

Event Description

Title:

Reality check-up: COVID-19 - between myths and truth.

A scientific point of view from a famous epidemiologist in a dialogue with corporate specialists

Date: November 16, 2020; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EET)

An online event for the members of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Romania with guest participation from counterpart chambers of commerce

Panel:

Special guest: Mr. Marcel Tanner - Professor, PhD, Epidemiologist, MPH; Director Emeritus of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; a member of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force

Mr. Raed Arafat, Head of the Dept. for Emergency Situations, Secretary of State at M.I.A.

Mr. Andi Diniţa, Medical Head Novartis Romania

Mr. Marius Ursa, Medical Head Roche Romania

Ms. Claudia Hesselmann, CEO Arensia Exploratory Medicine GmbH, Board Member, AHK Romania

Moderator: Ms. Andreea Archip, Senior Editor, “Libertatea” newspaper/ Ringier Group